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Ram Records and Leftfield – First Names Announced for Arcadia’s 10th Anniversary London Festival

Ram Records and Leftfield – First Names Announced for Arcadia’s 10th Anniversary London Festival

 

RAM RECORDS AND LEFTFIELD  

FIRST NAMES ANNOUNCED FOR ARCADIA’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY LONDON FESTIVAL

VENUE REVEALED AS:
QUEEN ELIZABETH OLYMPIC PARK
 
5th & 6th May 2018 | London
Credit: Luke Taylor
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Leftfield and RAM Records are the first names to be announced for Arcadia’s 10th anniversary festival, held at Queen Elizabeth Park in London on May 5-6th 2018.
The two-day event, which celebrates the performance art collective’s 10th anniversary, will see a different musical identity on each day while Arcadia’s spellbinding Metamorphosis show is performed on both nights.
Saturday 5th May will see house and techno as the primary musical heartbeat with Leftfield as the first artists to be announced. They will be performing a live selection from their back catalogue of hits from the iconic Leftism & Rhythm and Stealth albums, transporting the Arcadia landscape deep into their sonic matrix. Leftism is one of the most significant albums in dance music history, proving inspirational at the beginning of Arcadia’s journey and the band’s performance on the Spider will be a key 10th anniversary moment.
Sunday 6th May will be bass music driven with the legendary RAM Records hosting the Spider. With over a quarter of a century at the cutting edge of dance music, RAM have gone from strength to strength, creating a unique musical hub that has helped define the very essence of drum n bass. With a high octane musical intensity that works symbiotically with the explosive Spider, RAM’s big guns will be taking the controls to celebrate Arcadia’s anniversary in style.
Teaming up with London event specialists LWE, Arcadia are set to announce the full spectrum of stages, artists, performances, special guests and installations in the coming week.
Londoners will have the chance to step inside Arcadia’s immersive world, where 50-foot fireballs ignite with a thunderous shockwave, multi-million volt bolts of lightning crackle through the arena, robotic creatures swoop from the sky and thousands let their spirits fly.
Arcadia founders Pip Rush and Bert Cole said: “Heading home from our world tour, we can’t wait to unleash the very best of the last decade to celebrate our tenth anniversary and open a new chapter for the road ahead.”
Will Harold, Director of LWE, added: “It’s a real honour to be working with the award-winning Arcadia team and welcoming them to London for their tenth anniversary. These announcements are just the beginning and we’re hugely excited to unleash the full Arcadia experience on the capital.”
Pre- sale tickets go on sale on Thursday 7th December at 12pm.
 
General tickets go on sale on Friday 8th December at 12pm via Ticket Tannoy.
 
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Notes to editors
About Arcadia
Arcadia fuse groundbreaking spectacle, cutting edge technology, sculpture, engineering, architecture, adrenaline and bass into vivid sensory experiences.
Transforming recycled military and industrial hardware into dynamic sculptures and electrifying arenas, Arcadia appear in cities and at festivals throughout the world.
The shows are the ultimate Arcadia experience, uniting audiences from all walks of life on a wave of wonder, before some of the world’s finest DJ’s and electronic musicians channel the night into a euphoric crescendo.
About Metamorphosis
Building on Arcadia’s transformational use of materials, the acclaimed Metamorphosis show explores themes of change, featuring the Spider at its center, car-sized robotic spiders crawling above the crowd, spider eggs transported overhead, bio-mechanical creatures pulsing with light, strange tentacled beings swooping from the skies, musical lightning fired in the midst of the crowd, an outer ring of flaming towers, a signature soundscape and unique technological innovations.
The 360 degree immersive experience shot to the top of fan favourite lists at Glastonbury where Arcadia attract tens of thousands of people a night. Recent years have seen Arcadia travel the world, landing the Spider on four continents, from downtown Miami to collaborations with the Aboriginal peoples of Western Australia on the performance of an ancient dance not seen in public since 1901.


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